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May 20, 2021

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Reminder: Skype for Business Online Connector Retirement

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From Microsoft Corporation
Technical Bulletin MC250940

Message Summary

Originally announced in MC230065 (December 2020) and MC244740 (March 2021), Microsoft Teams PowerShell module is available to all tenant administrator. This is a reminder the Skype for Business Online connector will retire on May 15, 2021.

After May 15, 2021 tenant admins will encounter connection failure when using the Skype for Business Online connector. 

Note: if your organization is not using the Skype for Business Online connector you can safely disregard this message.

How this will affect your organization:

While admins will no longer be able to use Skype for Business online connector, they can switch over to Teams PowerShell Module for the simpler and safer administrative experience. 

Administrators will no longer be able to use Skype for Business online connector, when this change is implemented.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to Teams tenants starting May 15, 2021 and the roll out will be completed by July 31 2021. 

What you need to do to prepare:

Instead of using Skype for Business online connector, we recommend using Teams PowerShell Module.  

Please click Additional Information to learn more.

Move from Skype for Business Online Connector to the Teams PowerShell module – Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs

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